As we all know today we are celebrate ing International Woman’s Day and India is very fortunate to have numerous great women, who have broken the gender barriers and worked hard for their right and making India proud in the field of politics, arts, science law,etc. India is known for the mother Goddesses and women in India have always been honored and respected.
We bring you a historical list of First Women in Indian in all field:
1.Indira Gandhi :
The first Female Prime Minister (1966 to 1977)
She was the only child of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru , after his death Indira became the head of congress party and then Prime Minister.
Indira Gandhi was named as the “Women of the Millennium” in a poll by the BBC in 1999. She also become the first women to receive the Bharat Ratna award.
2.Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil:
The first Female President (2007 to 2012)
The First Female president as well as 12th President of India,also severed as the Governor of Rajasthan
3. Reita Faria Powell:
The First Female Miss World (1966)
Reita Faria Powwell was only 21 at th e time she become the first Indian to achieve the title as well as she was the first Asian Women also to do so. After the winning the pageant Powell bid the modelling world and completed her M.B.B.S degree.
4. Durga Bai Kamat:
The First Female actress of Indian Cinema.
In early 1990’s acting in the film or theater was not appreciated for women. However, Dadasaheb Phalke encouraged the female actress and introduced Durga Bai in 1913 in his second film ‘Mohini Bhasmasur’ as a leading lady. She had a successful career.
5. Homai Vyarawalla :
The First Photo Journalist (1913-2012)
She has captured some of the most historic and unique moments of Indian History such as first flag hoisting ceremony at red fort . Each picture clicked by her is just not a picture but also a story teller behind the click.
6. Sushmita Sen:
The First Miss Universe (1994)
An inspiration to today’s world, Sushmita was the first Indian women to win the Miss Universe title.
She is the role model of many modern women.
7. Kiran Bedi:
The First IPS Officer (1972)
Kiran Bedi is the first Indian woman to join the officer rank of the Indian Police Service. She joined the services in 1972,become the first woman in uniform to lead the all male contingent of the Delhi Police at the Republic Day Parade in 1975. . Bedi is currently Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
The First Indian Astronaut in Space( 2003)
Kalpana Chawla was the first woman in Indian who reached in space. She was the mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. She is still a role model
for young women in India and around the world. She will always be remembered
for her incredible contribution.
The First Woman Mountaineer To Climb Everest (1984)
Bechendri Pal was listed in Guinness Book of the World Records for her achievements as the first Indian Woman mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest.
10. Sarla Thakral
The First Woman Pilot
Sarla was one of the lady who pioneered a career in aviation. She is the first woman to get aviation pilot licence and fly an aircraft She has also achieved the title of the first Indian to get airmail pilot’s licence.